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The collection of British motor cycles under the roof of the National Motorcycle Museum is unsurpassed — most were classics of their times and many are rare one-offs, specials or prototypes; all have been lovingly restored to 'showroom' condition, in full running order. In Classic British Motor Cycles: The Final Years, twenty-five bikes have been selected from the collection to show the diversity of the machines built in an era when the British industry was at its peak and supplied 90 per cent of the world demand. Many are familiar, like the sidec6r man's favourite, the Panther 120S, or the ton up boy's delight, the BSA Gold Star. Not all are roadgoing machines—the Manx Norton and the 'Boy Racer' AJS 7R are covered, along with the Greeves ISDT Special and the Triumph Trophy. The profile of each bike is illustrated with a large colour portrait and several black and white photographs specially commissioned for this book, while the commentary by Bob Currie recalls a model's design, construction, performance and history. Classic British Motor Cycles: The Final Years is an invaluable reference work for anyone who is interested in bike restoration or in the history of the products of the British motor cycle industry. It is published in association with the National Motorcycle Museum.
Contents: Designers, 1958 AJS 347 cc Model 16MC Trials, 1962 AJS 348 cc Model 7R, 1949 Ariel 997 cc Square Four, 1964 Ariel 249 cc Leader, 1960 BSA 499 cc DBD34 Gold Star, 1970 BSA 741 cc Rocket 3, 1962 DMW 249 cc Dolomite II, 1947 Douglas 348 cc Model T35, 1961 Francis-Barnett 249 cc Cruiser, 1952 Excelsior 244 cc Talisman Sports, 1963 Greeves 246 cc ISDT Special, 1955 Matchless 498 cc Model G45, 1958 Matchless 592 cc GIACSR Sports Twin, 1958 Norton 497 cc Dominator 88, 1962 Norton 499 cc Model 30M Manx, 1964 Panther 645 cc Model 120S, 1951 Royal Enfield 496 cc 500 Twin, 1958 Royal Enfield 346 cc Clipper Airflow, 1957 Sunbeam 487 cc Model S7, 1951 Triumph 498 cc TR5 Trophy, 1975 Triumph 987 cc Quadrant, 1960 Velocette 192 cc Model LE, 1967 Velocette 499 cc Thruxton, 1951 Vincent 499 cc Series C Grey Flash, 1956 Vincent 998 cc Series D Black Prince